Blogs de Informática – Internet

In Times of Crisis, All Communities Need to Be Connected

Amid the global spread of COVID-19, the exceptional strict confinement to our homes offers important lessons about the urgency of bridging the digital divide. Where I live, in Osona (rural ​​Catalonia, northern Spain), 15 years ago there was no Internet access. Commercial operators said it wasn’t profitable. So, we set up a community network,, initially with radio connections, and in 2009 we deployed fiber optics. Today, we have connected many small towns and have more than 200,000 estimated users. According to the National Statistical Institute, Osona County leads with the percentage of households with a computer: 82.5%, exceeding the Spanish average of 69.8%. Connectivity has broken rural social isolation, connected our schools and hospitals, and it is helping people face this emergency situation. People can access multiple interactive channels to inform themselves without leaving home. Without connectivity, our confinement would feel [...]

2020-04-04T16:40:51+02:002 abril, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Disinformation: The Invisible Sword Dividing Society

Supermarkets have finally restocked their toilet paper in Hong Kong after weeks of panic buying when a rumor about toilet paper shortage due to closure of factories in China went viral. The toilet paper shortage did happen, but it was because of panic buying, not because of factory closure in China. How did the rumor spread? Was disinformation one of the culprits? On February 25th, the Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter organized a Hong Kong Internet Governance Forum Roundtable on disinformation. On the panel was Eric Wishart, News Management Member at Agence France-Presse (AFP); Masato Kajimoto from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong; George Chen, Head of Public Policy (Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mongolia) at Facebook; and Charles Mok, a local Legislative Councillor. Did someone spread “disinformation” about toilet paper shortage? While a lot of people think that [...]

2020-04-04T16:41:26+02:001 abril, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Dar acceso a Google Analytics

Recopilar las visitas de una web y el comportamiento de los usuarios en la misma es una de las cosas más importantes que podemos hacer para sacar el mejor partido a nuestra web o blog. Pero si recopilamos estos datos y no los analizamos estamos perdiendo una oportunidad única para mejorar. Una de las mejores herramientas para analizar datos de una web, blog, o tienda on-line es Google Analytics. Además de muy completa, es económica. En algunas ocasiones nos hemos visto en la necesidad de compartir nuestro Google Analytics con otras personas. Ya sean, consultores de marketing que nos asesoran o clientes a los que nosotros gestionamos las webs y las analíticas de la misma. En este post os explico como compartir el acceso a Google Analytics con otras personas. Empezamos! Accedemos a nuestro Analytics. Damos por entendido hemos dado de alta [...]

2020-04-01T18:32:29+02:001 abril, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Encryption Helps America Work Safely – And That Goes for Congress, Too

This opinion piece was originally published in The Hill. Over the past month, Americans across the country have adapted to a new reality of life, which includes social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. For those fortunate enough to be able to do so, that means learning to work, attend educational classes and socialize from afar using the Internet. For a huge number of Americans, social distancing means little to no work – and even greater uncertainty. Businesses, schools and government entities everywhere are asking the same question, “can we perform our work online and, just as importantly, can it be done securely?”  As Congress acts to respond to COVID-19, it faces a similar challenge. With some Congressional members and staff testing positive for COVID-19, and others choosing to self-isolate, lawmakers are exploring whether they can perform the most critical aspects of their office remotely – deliberation and voting. For Congress to be able to vote remotely on legislation, measures to ensure the integrity of these communications is critical. If even one vote is changed or blocked by a criminal [...]

2020-04-01T15:52:24+02:0031 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

New Category of CDNs and Cloud Providers Join MANRS to Improve Routing Security

Today, we’re proud to announce the new MANRS Content Delivery Network (CDN) and Cloud Programme. This new program broadens support for the primary objective of MANRS – to implement crucial fixes needed to eliminate the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system. The founding participants are: Akamai, Amazon Web Services, Azion, Cloudflare, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix. Now, let’s back up and explain how we got here. What Is MANRS? Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that requires collaboration among participants and shared responsibility for the global Internet routing system. It’s a community of security-minded organizations committed to making routing infrastructure more robust and secure. Originally designed by and for network operators, the initiative has already been extended once to address the unique needs and concerns of Internet Exchange Points. These [...]

2020-04-01T15:52:54+02:0031 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Microsoft Teams, obtenlo GRATIS AQUÍ para apoyar a tu empresa

Conscientes del contexto actual, Microsoft comprometidos a ayudar con ideas y soluciones para evitar cambios en la #productividad de tu equipo y tu empresa. Accede a la versión gratuita de #Teams y colabora a través del chat, video, audio y centro de archivos en la nube.   Microsoft demuestra el compromiso con los clientes durante COVID-19   Por: Jared Spataro, vicepresidente corporativo para Microsoft 365. Con el impacto del COVID-19 a las personas y los países alrededor del mundo, los equipos de todas partes se han comenzado a mover al trabajo remoto. A inicios de esta semana, publiqué una carta de Lily Zheng, nuestra colega en Shanghái, que detalla la experiencia de su equipo al utilizar Microsoft Teams para trabajar desde casa durante el brote. El equipo de Lily es uno de varios. Aquí en Microsoft en Puget Sound, invitamos a nuestros [...]

2020-03-31T21:31:34+02:0030 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

In New York City, Building a Network While Social Distancing

NYC Mesh connects people to “critical Internet lifeline” during COVID-19 pandemic As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, cities are slowing to a halt and millions of people are self-isolating to help slow the spread of the virus. The Internet has never been more important. It is a critical for up-to-date health information, a necessity for students to continue their education while at home and for their parent to continue working, enables access to government programs and supports like unemployment insurance, and can help alleviate the effects of social isolation. Yet, in New York City alone, 1.5 million people don’t have access from their homes or mobile devices, largely due to high costs of connectivity. A group of volunteers is working around the clock to change that, one antenna at a time. NYC Mesh, a community network supported by the Internet Society, kicked [...]

2020-03-30T20:40:50+02:0030 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Senator Fears Attacks on Connectivity

Networked virus: U.S. Senator Mark Warner has raised concerns about cyberattacks targeting Internet connectivity while many people are working from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Hill reports. Warner, vice chairman on the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote letters to network device vendors asking that they pump up the security of their products. Sharing the WiFi: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will allow schools and libraries to share their WiFi connections with the surrounding communities during the coronavirus pandemic, a change in the normal FCC policy about their WiFi networks, reports. Schools and libraries can set their own WiFi-sharing policies, the FCC said. Meanwhile, some libraries want to extend their WiFi networks using bookmobiles, says. It’s unclear if FCC rules allow this expansion of service, however. Tracking you and the virus: Some countries are tracking the coronavirus outbreak by tracking residents’ mobile [...]

2020-03-30T20:40:57+02:0030 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Member News: Ethiopia Launches Internet Society Chapter

Ready, set, launch: An Internet Society Chapter launched recently in Ethiopia, with a goal of advocating for the development and expansion of open, secure, trustworthy, and affordable Internet access to everyone in the country. The idea of starting an Internet Society Chapter came from a workshop, “where we became conscious of the fact that more than 85% of the Ethiopia population is losing countless opportunities every day because they don’t have access to the Internet,” wrote Adugna Necho, a networking professor at Bahir Dar University. “We believe the Internet is for everyone and we are here to work with all people – from communities to businesses to governments and ordinary people to connect the unconnected and create a bigger and stronger Internet in Ethiopia.” More Internet, please: The Internet will keep people connected while the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, the [...]

2020-03-29T09:10:55+02:0027 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Truth Matters: Why Journalists Need Encryption Now More Than Ever

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, so has misinformation about the virus. Log into any social media account and it’s easy to get confused by friends and family sharing contradictory messages on anything from infection rates, to local preventative measures, and what to do if we feel a dreaded cough coming on. Truth matters – especially when public health is involved – and we often rely on journalists and news sources around the world to help us separate fact from fiction. And, whether we realize it or not, there’s a digital security tool that is a critical factor in the trust equation: encryption. In a period that has seen various governments and law enforcement representatives propose laws that would weaken it, the pandemic is an important reminder of the role encryption plays to protect both journalists, their sources, and general news integrity. [...]

2020-03-27T13:01:38+01:0026 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Working with APRICOT to Improve Routing Security

We’re pleased to announce that the Internet Society and the Asia Pacific Network Operators Group Ltd (APNOG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in supporting the MANRS initiative in the Asia-Pacific region. APNOG is the non-profit entity that runs the annual APRICOT conference, also called the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies. APRICOT is the largest meeting of the technical community in the region. The agreement will see the two undertake initiatives and activities to promote the security of the Internet’s global routing system and Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS). MANRS is a global initiative, supported by the Internet Society, that provides crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats. We agree to tackle routing-related cybersecurity incidents such as route hijacking, route leaks, IP address spoofing, and other harmful activities that can lead to DDoS attacks, [...]

2020-03-26T07:41:27+01:0025 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

A Backdoor Is a Backdoor Is a Backdoor

Beware of false promises and threats to encryption security online. It’s easy to understand why United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray would ask companies to provide a means for law enforcement to access private data and communications. “We’re all for strong encryption and… we are not advocating for ‘backdoors,'” he said at recent cyber security conference. “We’ve been asking for providers to make sure that they, themselves, maintain some kind of access to the encrypted data we need, so that they can still provide it in response to a court order.” We all want to thwart criminals from using the Internet for harm. But here’s the catch: despite Wray’s claims, there is no way to comply with his request without breaking the security we all rely on to keep people, communications, and data safe online. No matter what [...]

2020-03-26T07:42:04+01:0024 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

IETF 107 Starts Today as a Virtual Meeting

Later today, the 107th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) will begin its working group sessions in an unconventional way. Previously, over 1,000 engineers were expected to be in Vancouver, Canada, to engage in the IETF’s work creating the open standards that make the Internet possible. But with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the IETF leadership decided to cancel the in-person meeting in Vancouver. Instead a scaled-down, completely virtual meeting will take place. Only 12 of the IETF’s 115+ working groups will be meeting this week. Other working groups, and the research groups of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) may schedule interim meetings in the weeks and months ahead. You can participate remotely in IETF 107. The steps are all outlined in this “Guide for IETF 107 Participants“. Useful resources include: IETF 107 AgendaIETF 107 Materials (slides, links to drafts) [...]

2020-03-24T12:21:15+01:0023 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

The Week in Internet News: Online Story Time in the Age of Social Distance

Connecting online: Many libraries and authors are offering online reading sessions during recommended social distancing due to the spreading coronavirus, says The article offers a list of online reading activities. WiFi on the bus: The Charleston County School District is deploying WiFi enabled buses across its school district to bring Internet service to students stuck at home because of coronavirus-related school closings, reports. The WiFi on the buses has a range of up to 150 feet. Addressing access: Other organizations are taking several steps to help students and other people who don’t have Internet access while away from school or work. Several Internet service providers are providing free WiFi service for several weeks, reports. Boston Public Schools are also offering computers and Internet access to students. In addition, several Internet and cable companies are promising to not cut off [...]

2020-03-24T12:21:27+01:0023 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

¿Qué tan rápido viajan sus datos a través de Internet?

La velocidad de la luz es de aproximadamente 300,000 kilómetros por segundo. ¿Sabía que los electrones que dan electricidad también viajan muy cerca de esta velocidad? La información que viaja por Internet también se acerca a esta velocidad. La información o los electrones modulados, viajan en algún lugar alrededor del 60% de la velocidad de la luz en la mayoría de los conductores.Las señales WiFi, que viajan principalmente a través del aire, se acercan mucho más a la velocidad de la luz que los electrones que se mueven a través del cable de cobre. Estas señales pueden viajar a la velocidad máxima registrada de la luz en el vacío, que es aproximadamente 185,000 millas por segundo.Ciertos cálculos muestran que los electrones pueden viajar a través de un conductor al 90% de la velocidad de la luz. Imagine lo rápido que estas partículas [...]

2020-03-23T04:01:16+01:0023 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Introducing the Internet Society’s 2019 Impact Report

In these uncertain times we know the Internet is so much more than a tool. It’s a way for people to stay connected, informed, and educated. It shortens distances, spurs innovation, and fosters social and economic development. It empowers us and frees us. It is a lifeline. Yet, nearly 50% of the world still remains unconnected – and globally the Internet faces threats, each with the power to undermine the core of its existence. Now more than ever we must ensure the Internet remains open, globally connected, and secure. The world is counting on it. As we looked back at our work in 2019, an inspiring theme emerged: a global society driven by the idea that the Internet should be a resource for all, and persevering against odds to make this vision a reality. This society recognizes the Internet’s power as a [...]

2020-03-20T06:10:44+01:0019 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Working from Home: Keeping It Secure and Private

With the global efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus underway, we’re seeing an unprecedented disruption of day-to-day operations across virtually all work sectors. Coronavirus coverage is dominating headlines as more country borders, schools, major events and public venues are shut down in hopes of flattening the infection curve. Likewise, companies around the world are making tough calls to prioritize employee safety with business continuity in mind. But thanks to the Internet, many workplaces are rapidly adapting operations to do their part and accommodate for what may soon become a new normal: remote working. There are no shortage of web-based applications and services that allow us to continue core functions like meetings and collaboration that we’d do in an office-based setting. And not just the proverbial meeting that could have been an email. But how do we ensure confidentiality when working [...]

2020-03-18T16:31:32+01:0017 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

The Week in Internet News: Coronavirus Shutdowns Expose Digital Divide

No Internet, no school: School closings in the U.S. in response to the coronavirus pandemic are exposing the continuing digital divide in the country, U.S. News and World Report says. The Federal Communications Commission should step in to help poor students get access, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel told a Senate committee recently. Testing the Internet’s capacity: Meanwhile, there are some worries that millions of people potentially working from home in the coming weeks could literally “break the Internet,” Slate reports. Corporate VPNs, stock trading sites, and video gaming services could be among the services impacted by people working from home. Bad news in the U.K.: In Britain, broadband networks aren’t ready for millions of people working from home, reports. Many home-based Internet services in the U.K. still use old copper-based networks, and Internet users should expect congestion. The downside of working from [...]

2020-03-18T16:31:39+01:0016 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

#Coronavirus: 5 formas en que la tecnología ayuda combatir el COVID-19

Tras el brote de coronavirus originado en Wuhan, China, nuevas herramientas digitales se ponen al servicio de las autoridades y los distintos organismos para detectar, contener y buscar curas para la enfermedad. La emergencia y rápida propagación del virus permite tener una mejor perspectiva sobre cómo la innovación y la tecnología ayudan a manejar emergencias de salud públicas. En este caso, ya es posible apreciar el enorme impacto del desarrollo tecnológico gracias al crecimiento exponencial de la conectividad y el acceso a la información. 1.  Decodificación del virus. Cuando se detectó el primer brote de SARS en 2002, se tardó más de un año en secuenciar el genoma del virus. Hoy, 18 años después, los avances en secuenciadores permitieron no sólo que el costo del proceso disminuya enormemente, sino también acelerarlo: el genoma del coronavirus fue secuenciado menos de un mes después [...]

2020-03-16T20:52:15+01:0015 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios

Intermediary Liability: The Hidden Gem

There is a law in the United States that consists of twenty-six words: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” Otherwise known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), it has been characterized as the law that “created the Internet.” Only part of this statement is true. Section 230 did not actually create the Internet because the Internet was created through the collaboration of a diverse set of people around the world. What is true, however, is that the intermediary liability regime has undergirded the Internet as we know it. It has been responsible for three primary features of the Internet: It has created certainty and predictability: intermediary liability rules have allowed Internet providers (both infrastructure and content) to design compliance [...]

2020-03-13T06:30:40+01:0011 marzo, 2020|Categorías: Internet|Sin comentarios
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